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Annual Christmas Bazaar at Bristol Federated Church 9:00 am
Annual Christmas Bazaar at Bristol Federated Church
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sat. Dec. 1 9am-3pm Christmas Bazaar at the Federated Church of Bristol, located at the corner of Church and North Streets in the village of Bristol. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 10. Come and enjoy homemade baked goods, candies, crafts, and a large silent auction (perfect for gift giving). Check out our winter yard sale (We call it attic treasures.) Lunch starting at noon consists of homemade soups, sandwiches, cookies, and Christmas tea. Come and enjoy the festivities with &hellip read more
Christmas Bazaar 9:00 am
Christmas Bazaar
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Have fun holiday shopping at the First Baptist Church of Bristol’s Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 1st from 9-2 p.m.. Something for everyone; Attic Treasures, silent auction including collectables, a variety of crafts, chocolates, baked goods like donuts, Christmas cookies, fudge and much more. Buy some to freeze for the holidays. Enjoy a home made soup for lunch with a sandwich.
St. Ambrose Christmas Marketplace 9:00 am
St. Ambrose Christmas Marketplace
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
It’s that time of the year again, St. Ambrose’s annual Christmas Marketplace! Friday November 30th from 1-5, and Saturday December 1st from 9-5. You’ll find something for everyone: Wonder Jars, Silent Auction, Doll Shop, Bake Shop, Raffle Baskets, Craft Table, Attic Treasures, 50/50 Raffle, Mercy Creations, and much more! We’ll be hosting a Silver Tea on Friday from 2:30-4:30, and our Knights of Columbus will be serving lunch on Saturday from 11:30-1:30. We’ll also be selling 6″ potted Poinsettias from &hellip read more
Yin Yoga and Reiki 9:00 am
Yin Yoga and Reiki
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Winter is the perfect time for reflection and recharge. It is also a great time of year to practice slowing down and surrendering into the natural quiet of cooler, darker days. Please join me, Jen Peterson, Reiki Master and Registered Yoga Teacher, at Illuminate Collective Space in Middlebury (in the Marbleworks) for a relaxing morning of Yin Yoga and Reiki–two ancient traditions that offer physical, mental, and spiritual wellness by combining a slow, introspective yoga practice with energy healing. Yin &hellip read more
Mt. Abe Music Dept Cool Yule 5:00 pm
Mt. Abe Music Dept Cool Yule @ Wallace Realty
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm
The Mt. Abe Music Dept will be entertaining the masses in the Wallace Realty office. Jazz band, a cappella and chorus will be playing and singing holiday favorites.
Tandem Nomadic Chef Tasting Menu 6:45 pm
Tandem Nomadic Chef Tasting Menu @ Tandem
Dec 1 @ 6:45 pm
Six delicious tapas plates to tease the modern palate courtesy of Nomadic Chef’s Lauren Gammon. Reservations recommended.
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Holiday Tea at Mary’s Restaurant; Ring in Holiday Cheer 2:00 pm
Holiday Tea at Mary’s Restaurant; Ring in Holiday Cheer
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Holiday tea is a beloved tradition. It’s the perfect way to spend time with family and friends during the holidays. Three-course holiday tea is the perfect way to ring in the holidays with family and friends. Fancy tea cups, soft music, elegant luncheon. $28 Adult | $18 Child
Mary’s Restaurant Holiday Tea 2:00 pm
Mary’s Restaurant Holiday Tea @ Mary’s Restaurant
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A three-course afternoon tea, with fancy tea cups and elegant decorations. A perfect time to connect with family and friends during the holiday season. Reservations recommended. $28 Adults, $18 Children.
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Bristol Selectboard Agenda – Dec. 3 6:00 pm
Bristol Selectboard Agenda – Dec. 3
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TOWN OF BRISTOL SELECTBOARD MEETING Monday, December 3, 2018, 6:00 PM Holley Hall I. Call to Order: 6:00 PM 1. Review agenda for addition, removal, or adjustment of any items per 1 V.S.A. §312(d)(3)(A). II. Public Forum. III. Regular Business. 1. Appointment of Bristol Fire Chief. May include deliberation in Executive Session. 2. Appointment of Bristol Deputy Fire Chief. May include deliberation in Executive Session. 3. Budget workshop: Recreation Department. 4. 76 West Street and Community Center Steering Committee updates &hellip read more
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Bridge School Mini-Camp 5:00 pm
Bridge School Mini-Camp
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drop off your kids at Bridge School while you enjoy the Midd Night Stroll in downtown Middlebury! We’ll provide a pizza dinner, crafting, games, and more. $15 per child, $25 for sibling pairs. Grades K-6. Pre-registration is required. To sign-up visit: http://bit.ly/middnightcamp
Opening Reception More Light, Small Works Show at NoDa 5:00 pm
Opening Reception More Light, Small Works Show at NoDa
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Northern Daughters is pleased to announce our third annual small works exhibit, more light, on view at the gallery’s main street location in Vergennes. The opening reception will coincide with Magic on Main, this Thursday from 5-8pm. Gumbo Ya Ya will be performing an acoustic set, with their mix of calypso, ska, reggae and n’aline funk, and Barr Hill will be serving their delicious gin cocktails. The show features new works from Anne Cady, Cameron Schmitz, Edward Holland, Pamela Smith, &hellip read more
Mobile Home Efficiency Energy Saving Workshop 7:00 pm
Mobile Home Efficiency Energy Saving Workshop
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Button Up Vermont and the Bristol Energy Committee will be hosting a free Mobile Home Energy Saving workshop on December 6, 2018 at the Bristol Fire Department at 7:00pm. Tired of wasting money heating your home? You’ll learn how you can make changes and what resources are available to help you do it. You can sign up for free walk-throughs of your home by local contractors certified by Efficiency Vermont. • Free LED bulb (1 per household) for first 25 &hellip read more
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Hatch 31 Fundraiser
Hatch 31 Fundraiser
Dec 7 all-day
The following contains more FUNdraising updates! First off, Hatch 31 will be donating a percentage of their proceeds to the Mount Abraham Music Department tomorrow, Friday, December 7th. Please consider dining at Hatch 31 tomorrow to help us reach our Fundraising goal! Tomorrow night is also the annual Chocolate Walk in Bristol. A reminder that small groups of our musicians will be performing in the Wallace Realty building on Main Street. A Cappella will be performing from 5-7, and will &hellip read more
11th Annual “Chocolate Walk” Event 5:00 pm
11th Annual “Chocolate Walk” Event
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for Bristol’s 11th Annual Chocolate Walk and experience a complimentary chocolate treat, courtesy of the Main Street businesses! https://www.facebook.com/events/253075008691319 Spend your evening browsing the stores, nibbling a delicious chocolate treat (or two!), and getting your holiday shop on. This year’s Chocolate Walk will host over 20 vendors, in addition to Bristol’s stellar line up of downtown businesses. Shared across three Main Street locations, including Tandem, the Bristol Cliffs Café, and Vermont Tree Goods, the area’s best food and &hellip read more
Bristol Suites Open House 5:00 pm
Bristol Suites Open House @ Bristol Suites
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come sit in our cozy Old English library lobby, tour our six rooms and suites, enjoy light refreshments and discover Bristol’s only downtown inn.
Tandem Holiday Market 5:00 pm
Tandem Holiday Market @ Tandem
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Two dozen fabulous vendors will be selling their wares at Tandem, Bristol Cliffs Cafe, and Vermont Tree Goods. The best of area growers and crafters will be there with unique, handmade wares. Come shop, sip and nosh!
Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt 6:00 pm
Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt @ Bristol Town Green
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Santa’s helpers have hidden candy canes all around the park. Bring your flashlight and help us find them. You may even find a special candy cane with a prize winning ribbon!
Bristol Memory Tree Lighting 6:30 pm
Bristol Memory Tree Lighting @ Bristol Town Green
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The dedication of Bristol’s 2018 Memory Tree. A beautiful tree will be lit for the holiday season, with the lights on the tree representing memories of loved ones who are remembered at this special time of year.
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Deborah Holmes Watercolors Holiday Open House 10:00 am
Deborah Holmes Watercolors Holiday Open House
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm
Please come to my Holiday Open House, December 8 & 9, 10 am to 5 pm at 24 Garfield Street, Bristol, Vermont. My home/studio is the fourth house on the left, after taking a right turn at Almost Home Market. This year I will have calendars, ornaments, small framed “tile” watercolors, giclee gift prints and watercolors for sale. Refreshments served. Come and have a cup of warm cider, and a cookie or two. Hope to see you next weekend!
Robert Compton Pottery Open for the Holidays 10:00 am
Robert Compton Pottery Open for the Holidays
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm
Happy Holidays to all our friends in and around Bristol, Vermont. Our pottery, Robert Compton Pottery, on Rt. 116, five miles north of the village will be open this weekend for holiday shopping. We offer free boxing and gift wrapping. Please stop in to see our wide selection of hand made pottery, Chris’s weaving, and our History Mugs. We will be open most days leading up to Christmas so please stop by. If you want to check on our daily &hellip read more
Breakfast with Santa 8:30 am
Breakfast with Santa @ Holley Hall
Dec 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Come and enjoy carriage rides, arts & crafts, live music, and of course, Santa! Pancakes and sausages are served to all. Carriage rides available from 8:30am-10:30am. Tickets are available at www.bristolrec.org.
Holiday Open House at Deborah Holmes Watercolors 10:00 am
Holiday Open House at Deborah Holmes Watercolors
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
An open house in Deborah Holmes’ home/ studio with ornaments, gift prints and watercolors for sale. Refreshments.
ARTSight Holiday Cardmaking for Adults 11:00 am
ARTSight Holiday Cardmaking for Adults @ ARTSight
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Make your own holiday cards with all materials provided. For ages 18 and up. Come and go as you please.
Harry Potter Great Winter Ball 6:00 pm
Harry Potter Great Winter Ball @ Mary’s Restaurant
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hogwarts in the Red Barn – Enjoy Harry Potter inspired food and speciality cocktails created by Stonecutter Spirits. Muggles and wizards alike are invited to wear their finest robes and gowns. Just $75/ticket (must be 21 to drink) or just $50/ticket for a non-drinker.
Hot Box Honey Performs Burnham Music Series 7:30 pm
Hot Box Honey Performs Burnham Music Series
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Hot Box Honey will perform original Latin and Jazz on Saturday, December 8th for the Burnham Music Series, at Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd. in Lincoln, VT. Hot Box Honey is lead by vocalist Jane Evans and guitarist Greg Evans. Their original music is layered with infectious grooves rooted in Latin, swing, and soul rhythms. They have been performing around the region for the past seven years at numerous venues and festivals. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. $10 adults, &hellip read more
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Holiday Open House at Deborah Holmes Watercolors 10:00 am
Holiday Open House at Deborah Holmes Watercolors
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
An open house in Deborah Holmes’ home/ studio with ornaments, gift prints and watercolors for sale. Refreshments.
Gingerbread House Decorating 1:00 pm
Gingerbread House Decorating
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for this special holiday event at Holley Hall, a fun and stress-free way to spend time together during the holidays. We provide: ❖Fully constructed gingerbread house to take home ❖An amazing array of candy for decorating ❖Frostings in four colors ❖Holiday music and snacks while you decorate Houses are $25/each, 2 or more $20 *Proceeds from this event support programs that provide food to families in need Make sure to reserve your house by 12/5! email Krista Siringo &hellip read more
St. Ambrose Community Dinner 5:00 pm
St. Ambrose Community Dinner
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
St. Ambrose will be hosting it’s monthly community dinner on December 9th. We will be serving baked ziti with hamburg and sausage, garlic bread, a garden salad and desert. Dinner from 5pm-630pm. We hope to see you there.
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Meet the Contractors with Button Up in Bristol 7:00 pm
Meet the Contractors with Button Up in Bristol
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Button Up Vermont and the Bristol Energy Committee will be hosting a free “Meet the Contractors” event on December 11, 2018 at Holley Hall at 7:00pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/696181664097905 This informational session is the last chance to sign up for free contractor visits through Efficiency Vermont’s Button Up Vermont program. Owners of homes and businesses in Bristol and the surrounding area are invited to meet participating contractors Nate Gusakov from Silver Maple Construction and Eric Hartman from Harvestar to learn how to &hellip read more
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High School Winter Concert 7:00 pm
High School Winter Concert @ Mt Abraham Union High School
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm
Come and listen to the high school music ensembles perform a variety of songs to celebrate the winter season.
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Pack the House – Mt. Abraham Basketball Dec. 13 & 18 5:30 pm
Pack the House – Mt. Abraham Basketball Dec. 13 & 18
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hello Bristol Residents, On behalf of the Mt. Abraham Athletic Department we would like to announce that our first home basketball games are approaching and our annual Pack the House event is back!! Join us on Thursday December 13th as our JV/Varsity Boys open the season vs. Missisquoi – 5:30PM JV, 7:00PM Varsity. Also join us on Tuesday December 18th – JV/V Girls Basketball vs. Otter Valley, 5:30/7:00PM starts. We will have raffles, free giveaways, and we will be recognizing &hellip read more
The Castle on The Cliff: Bridge School Play 5:45 pm
The Castle on The Cliff: Bridge School Play
Dec 13 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Join us for The Castle on the Cliff, an original Bridge School play! This play was written entirely by 4th-6th grade students in their Language Arts class. The Castle on the Cliff also features three songs co-written by students and Clint Bierman of the band “the grift”. Join us to see what Bridge School’s commitment to creativity really looks like! https://www.facebook.com/events/360527704710266/ Bridge School, 1469 Exchange St. Thursday, 12/13, 1:45pm and 5:45pm Kid-friendly for ages 5 and up
Middle School Winter Concert 7:00 pm
Middle School Winter Concert @ Mt Abraham Union High School
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm
Come and listen to the middle school music ensembles perform a variety of songs to celebrate the winter season.
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2nd Annual “Eat, Drink and Be Merry” Music Event 5:00 pm
2nd Annual “Eat, Drink and Be Merry” Music Event
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for shopping, refreshments, and music, at “Eat, Drink and Be Merry,” and visit unique locations on Main Street for a terrific selection of local well-known musical acts, with accompanying wines, ciders, and delicious eats. https://www.facebook.com/events/569905666792798 Eat, Drink and Be Merry is part of the month-long Cool Yule celebration and is sponsored by Bristol CORE and Recycled Reading of Vermont Books & Instruments.
Bristol Suites Open House 5:00 pm
Bristol Suites Open House @ Bristol Suites
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come sit in our cozy Old English library lobby, tour our six rooms and suites, enjoy light refreshments and discover Bristol’s only downtown inn.
Vermont HoneyLights Trunk Show with Island Girl Jewelry 5:00 pm
Vermont HoneyLights Trunk Show with Island Girl Jewelry @ Vermont HoneyLights
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us as we feature the beautiful jewelry from Island Girl Jewelry (Audrey Beckwith).
Addison County Holiday Mix-Stravaganza 6:00 pm
Addison County Holiday Mix-Stravaganza
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Addison County Chamber of Commerce will host a county-wide holiday party at the Middlebury Inn on December 14th from 6:00-10:00pm. Make this your company party and meet business people from around the county. We have reserved the Founder’s Room, Willard Room and Stewart Room at the Middlebury Inn, where you will enjoy tables spread with a host of tasty hors d’oeuvres, a carving station, mouth-watering desserts and of course several well-stocked cash bars. There will also be holiday favorites &hellip read more
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2018 Mr. Christmas Tree Pageant 7:00 pm
2018 Mr. Christmas Tree Pageant @ Mt. Abraham Union High School
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm
Six senior boys compete for the crown of Mr. Christmas Tree in a very funny pageant format. Formal wear, interviews, talent and bathing suit portions have entertained the community since 2013.
Christmas Concert 7:00 pm
Christmas Concert
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You are invited to celebrate the Christmas season with The Addison County Gospel Choir. They will be giving a Christmas Concert at the First Baptist Church of Bristol on Saturday, Dec.15th at 7 p.m. This will be followed with the Nativity scene and Christmas goodies. Free to the public, but food for the Have a Heart Food Shelf is welcome.
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Bobcat Brunch, Gift Certificate Giveaway and Food Drive 9:00 am
Bobcat Brunch, Gift Certificate Giveaway and Food Drive @ Bobcat Cafe and Brewery
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am
Join the Bobcat for brunch specials and cocktails. Purchase $100 in gift certificates and receive $25 for free. Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items to share with your neighbors!
Mary’s 36th Annual Community Holiday Dinner 11:00 am
Mary’s 36th Annual Community Holiday Dinner @ Mary’s Restaurant
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Our 36th annual holiday celebration for local residents. We offer a free dinner, music and entertainment – plus a visit from Santa! It’s our way of giving back to the community.
Federated Church Supper & Variety Show 6:00 pm
Federated Church Supper & Variety Show
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Raise the Roof” is at it once more. The Federated Church needs a roof and it’s getting it done with a buffet supper and Christmas variety show. On December 16th the supper will include meat and vegetable casseroles, salads, desserts and beverages. The entertainment will be a mix of the familiar and the new. Robin Hewitt will do a comedic skit, this time with a Christmas theme. Tim and Vernita Weller return with a medley of holiday songs, both sacred &hellip read more
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Winter Solstice Celebration at the Watershed 4:00 pm
Winter Solstice Celebration at the Watershed @ Norton Brook Reservoir
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Watershed Center hosts its annual Winter Solstice celebration at the Waterworks property on Plank Road in Bristol. Bring food and drink to share and dress warmly. Children welcome, no dogs.
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Lumen Lantern Making Workshop 4:00 pm
Lumen Lantern Making Workshop
Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Create your own holiday lanterns in this special, free workshop, led by Jenny Telling of Art on Main VT, then use them at the Lumen Celebration of Fire & Light event at 5pm on the town green! https://www.facebook.com/events/410878519445889 All ages welcome, and all supplies provided! FREE. (802) 760-6076
3rd Annual “Lumen Celebration of Fire & Light” Event 5:00 pm
3rd Annual “Lumen Celebration of Fire & Light” Event
Dec 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bristol CORE and Tandem are teaming up for the 3rd Annual Lumen Celebration of Fire & Light in Downtown Bristol on Saturday, December 22nd! https://www.facebook.com/events/1071585396348519 Fire performers Cirque de Fuego will start things off on the town green… we’ll have a lighted walk down Bristol’s Main Street to the fire pits at Tandem and Vermont Tree Goods for hot drinks, tasty eats & handmade s’mores kits from lu.lu… and the night will wrap up at Hatch 31 with music & &hellip read more
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Mary’s Christmas Eve Buffet 2:00 pm
Mary’s Christmas Eve Buffet @ Mary’s Restaurant
Dec 24 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A bountiful buffet of seasonal food, within a beautifully decorated farmhouse, endless local products, the glow of our fireplaces, and a warm hospitality await you.
Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service 7:00 pm
Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service @ First Baptist Church of Bristol
Dec 24 @ 7:00 pm
All are invited to experience the traditional Christmas Eve Candle Lighting service. The evening event includes carols, special music, scripture readings and lighting of the candles.
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Bristol Best Night 2019! 4:00 pm
Bristol Best Night 2019!
Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Happy November, everyone. Do you realize that the 13th ANNUAL (we think…) Bristol Best Night 2019, is coming up on December 31st?! Wonderful venues, wonderful food options, great (mostly local!) music and talent, including stellar Mt. Abe high school performers, and of course the kids’ crafts and fabulous Magic Show. Mark your calendars! We, the Bristol Best Night committee, are looking for some enthusiastic volunteers to staff the 2019 festivities, and also to join our efforts at keeping BBN as &hellip read more